WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington International Airport today said it set a new record for passengers served in 2018.
According to a news release, ILM’s saw 934,058 people fly in or out of the Port City last year. That’s a 12-percent increase from a then record 836,589 passengers served in 2017.
“2018 has been a year of unprecedented growth,” Airport Director Julie Wilsey said in a release. “We acknowledge the investment our airline partners made at ILM.”
ILM credits the growth in part to the addition of United as a third carrier joining Delta and American. United began nonstop service in April 2018 between ILM and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) as well as Washington-Dulles (IAD). American Airlines expanded its nonstop service as well, with new service between ILM and Chicago O’Hare during the summer season, as well as year-round daily nonstop service to Reagan National (DCA) and the expansion of season service to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to daily year-round service starting late last year.
“With our terminal expansion underway, and the continued support from our growing community, we look forward to our next milestone of 1 million passengers,” Wilsey said.